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Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging. I started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. Mistakes I Made.

My History of Live Blogged Notes

Experiencing eLearning

When I attend webinars or participate in online courses and conferences, I usually live blog my notes. Because I have done so much live blogging, I was able to provide proof of my ongoing professional development efforts. Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why? Learning Communities. E-Learning Communities. What can Educators Learn from Online Religious Communities?

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I blog and I understand

Learning with e's

I blog and I understand. Confucius (almost) Sometime in the next day or two, this blog will quietly cross the threshold of 5 million views. When I started blogging around seven or eight years ago, I set out to share my thoughts with a small community of my own colleagues and friends. So, a big thank you to all those of you who continue to read and support this blog.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? If you’ve been ignoring LMS vendor blogs, it’s time to take a closer look. And I’m increasingly impressed by the quality of content in some LMS blogs. They want to be a relevant, useful voice in today’s learning community conversation. Here’s proof!

Communities of Inquiry

Nick Leffler

I want to preface this post with the following information: Before a few days ago I had never heard the term Community of Inquiry, which is exactly why I’ve chosen to write and learn about it. Why Communities of Inquiry. Communities of inquiry (WTH?). So, that’s my stance in this blog post. Community of Inquiry (Video file). I’ve warned you.

Balancing Personal and Organizational Blogging

David Kelly

I’ve been blogging for a number of years now. In addition to my personal blog, I’ve also written for other magazines and periodicals over the years, including the eLearning Guild Blog, TWIST. It’s part of the reason that the posts to my personal blog have been less frequent in the last couple of years. Personal Blogging : This is my soapbox.

Blogging as conversation

Learning with e's

I began blogging because I needed a way to document what I was doing, thinking and studying. I could have simply used a paper based diary, but I decided when I first heard of blogging that it might fulfil the role of an e-diary for me. In essence, blogging crystallised my thinking, and extended the scope of my knowledge. But blogging is different, because it is immediate.

About blogging, tunneling visions and knowledge entrepreneurship

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Julie is doing research for the university of Amsterdam (VU) into (micro-)blogging as part of her PdD research about knowledge and power in the development sector. She interviewed 7 professional ICT4D bloggers (used interviews to identify those) and analysed their blogs. For some their blogging activities were controversial within the organisation. Facilitators: we are needed!

What I learned About Modern Learning Writing 50 Blogs in 50 Days

InSync Training

InSync training was launching a new community of practice in March – the Blended Learning Hub -- and I wanted to emphasize how InSync Training is a credible expert in all things having to do with blended learning. 50 Modern Blended Learning BlogsIn early December, I had an idea. To me, it seemed to be a reasonable idea. How hard could it be? How hard could this be?

5 Great Serious Games and Gamification Blogs to Follow

Knowledge Guru

Like we’ve mentioned before, we are out to educate the whole community as much as possible on using games for learning—from designing your own learning game to case studies on the efficacy of games. So in line with that mission, we’d like to recommend 5 great blogs about serious games and gamification (besides our own of course). Gamification Co. Gamification Co. Edutopia.

TOP eLearning and Workplace Learning Blogs

eFront

During the last 5 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from an eLearning community of practice that exists in the blogosphere. I did my research and I listed 134 eLearning and workplace Learning Blogs. > If you would like me to include your elearning and/or workplace learning blog in this list please leave a comment. => We support Free eLearning!

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

We are moving, albeit in fits and starts, from traditional learning environments, where curriculum are essentially assigned to learners, to more collaborative and innovative environments where learners can self-direct their learning and participate in communities of passion. They can connect with others that have the same passions to form a learning community, communities of passion.

Less Trainers; More Community Managers and Curators

Bottom-Line Performance

We “follow” several others in the learning and development community who curate content – via blogs, online newspapers, orby sharing links to resources via Twitter. He writes a blog called The mLearning Revolution Blog and he publishes a weekly online “paper” (using theservice Paper.li) that aggregates blog articles on mLearning from others who have expertise in the topic.

The Secret of Building Professional Learning Communities – Interview with Meenoo Rami

JoomlaLMS

Blog articlesDue to the growing popularity of distance education and a number of people preferring to study at their own pace, more and more educational institutions enhance their traditional classroom by introducing online courses. A good solution is to connect with experienced teachers and try to develop the skills needed for the eLearning environment on your own.

21 top elearning communities

Sponge UK

Join thousands of other L&D professionals who are learning from each other in these elearning communities. Moodle community. Adapt community. Join in the discussion with a Community of thousands of HR and L&D Professionals”. No membership numbers are published but the record for daily visits to the community is 7,215. 13 Moodle community. L&D.

Community Showcase at the LUC 2016

Trivantis

At this year’s Lectora® User Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Scott Barnett, VP of Marketing, and I took the stage to present Lectora examples that have been shared on the Trivantis® Community. I posted the presentation in the Trivantis Community, so you can view it in its entirety here. If you’re not already a Community member, be sure to register. Blog Community LUC

Learning Rebels and the ASTD (ATD) Guest Blog: Learning through Sharing

Learning Rebels

Our community should be about learning and growing together, right? Anyway, the last couple of weeks have had me head down writing a two part blog post for ASTD.org. From the person letting me know they were inspired to add more features to their toolbox; to the person who confided that originally they had no urge to change, but now they see a reason; to the person who suggested I add a “donate button” to my blog (thank you BTW). Sharing helps us all grow and further builds our community. Learning through sharing. What prompted this you may ask? Cheers!

35+ ID & Elearning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

One way I stay connected with the community and what’s happening in the field is by reading blogs by instructional designers, elearning professionals, and educators. If you don’t want to subscribe to all these blogs individually, check out eLearning Learning. This is my favorite blog aggregator in the field. Will Richardson has been blogging for 15 years.

Our Top 10 Training & Development Blog Posts from 2015

Bottom-Line Performance

There are adult learning and instructional design blogs galore that sing the praises of the “next big thing” in the training and development space… whatever it happens to be on a given day. We strive to do more with our Bottom-Line Performance and Knowledge Guru blogs. From the Bottom-Line Performance Blog. From the Knowledge Guru Blog. Trends! Tools!

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3 things you should know about blogging

Learning with e's

I want to encourage as many educators as possible to engage online with their professional community. One of the best ways to do this is through blogging - sharing your thoughts, ideas, best practice, and so on, using a public online platform. And then get blogging! I''m on a crusade. I intend to produce more of these if people find them useful. Unported License.

Adobe Captivate: It Takes a Community

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Sure there's a  Captivate forum  (where you can search for and post questions on Captivate), there's a  Captivate Blog  (hosted by Adobe. and nothing gave developers a sense of being part of a community with like-minded eLearning warriors. Adobe has taken a step toward filling that gap by integrating the all-new eLearning Community with Adobe Captivate. Notice that there's a Community tab grouped with the open projects. My favorite area of the Community site is the navigation panel at the right. Well done Adobe! 

Top 5 Blog Sites on E-Learning Instructional Design

CommLab India

Check out these top 5 blog sites on e-learning instructional design that will help you in designing first-rate e-learning courses. Click here to go through instructional design blogs. Learnlets is a blog capturing Clark Quinn’s learning and serving as the official Quinnovation blog. Click here to read the best eLearning instructional design blogs. Cathy-Moore.

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

I bet one or more of the top results came from a message board or discussion forum for an online community, where someone else was seeking answers from their peers on a similar topic? They do this through a variety of platforms including websites, social media, email, and increasingly through online communities. What is an Online Community? Extend the Conversation.

Solving Your Development Issues in the Adobe Captivate Community

eLearning Brothers

Did you know each major eLearning authoring tool has a thriving community of eLearning developers constantly asking and answering questions about your burning development issues? Even if there is a small chance you are the only one on the entire planet that has a specific development issue, why aren’t you using asking the community? Using Adobe Captivate Community Search. #1

Knowledge, practice and community

Learning with e's

After a break from blogging during the summer break, I''m back, and here is the continuation of my series on theories of learning, with number 25. In this post, I extend this idea into the work Lave did with Etienne Wenger, which has become known as Communities of Practice. Previous posts in this series are all linked below. Previous posts in this series: 1. Koffka Gestalt theory 21.

Breaking Down My Entry for Trivantis Community Contest 15

Trivantis

With the Trivantis® Community Contests, it’s easy. Then you can share it with other users via your blog, resume, LinkedIn, or other preferred method ( see this blog post for help ). The first step in creating a Trivantis Community Contest submission for me is figuring out where I want to take the topic. Blog CommunityDon’t worry! Planning. Developing.

From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

This interest was initially triggered by Jay Cross' seminal work, Informal Learning , Morten Hansen's Collaboration , Wenger, et al's Cultivating Communities of Practice , Wenger, White, et al's Digital Habitats , various blogs--primarily those by the ITA members and others like Michele Martin , Nancy White , Dave Pollard , Dave Snowden , Nick Milton , George Siemens --and later, books like Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham's The New Social Learning , and John Hagel and JSB's The Power of Pull. My ongoing learnings from helping to set up communities will be topics of other posts.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. We have the Philadelphia Chapter of ASTD with Karl Grieb making an appearance as well as Debbie Richards of Texas with her blog Take an e-learning break. Week One Recap. Two Choices. Summary.

Creating an eLearning Portfolio Using Your Community Content

Trivantis

One of my favorite (and lesser-known) features on the Trivantis® Community is the ability to share Lectora® courses. As a diehard developer turned Community Manager, I still get the itch to play around in Lectora, so I love it when I have an excuse to create something new. Here are 4 ways of placing your Trivantis Community content onto your portfolio or online profiles.

Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today

ID Reflections

When I read Rachel Happe’s (@rhappe ) post, The Emerging Career Path of Community Professionals , I was reminded of my older posts on community management and the skills required. I wrote about the tenets of community management based on my experience. In my post, I want to explore some of the "hats" a community manager needs to wear to execute her role.

Content Curation: One More Role for an Enterprise Community Manager

ID Reflections

How does this tie in with the role of a community manager, you may ask! What role can an enterprise community manager play? In this case, the community manager's role would be akin to that of a museum curator. Rangaswami , in his blog The Confused of Calcutta , describes it thus: When a human curates, she does three things. Some of these can be achieved via the user interface design and the use of pre-built widgets that allow community managers to pull in content defined with specific tags and categories. The scene within an enterprise is not much different.

Social Learning Blog Joins eLearning Learning

Social Learning

We at Dashe & Thomson are excited to announce that we have joined the eLearningLearning community and already have several featured blogs! The goals of eLearningLearning are to: Collect High Quality Content: Provide a high quality destination that highlights the most recent and best content as defined by the community. It is an excellent resource. Share your stuff. Learn.

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Managing Diversity through Community Management

ID Reflections

It's taking me a while to get back on track with regular blogging after an almost 4 months hiatus. As a community manager and social business evangelist in a highly distributed and diverse organization, I’ve begun to realize not only the value of but the critical need to understand these aspects. Where does an enterprise community manager come in? And I don't like it at all.

The New Trivantis Community: Everything You Need for eLearning—All in One Place

Trivantis

The new Trivantis Community is open for business! If you already have an account on the existing community forum, your username will stay the same. The Trivantis Community is a place you can learn and grow with other users so that you can build inspiring, amazing eLearning. To get started, go to community.trivantis.com and set up your account. • No problem!